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JACK'S UP FOR EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR WITH THE TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION!!

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What People are saying about Jack 

"JACK AND HIS BAND ORIGINALLY CAME TO CARLSBAD IN 2021 AND PLAYED AT OUR FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE EVENT. CAVERNFEST 2024 WAS CARLSBAD MAINSTREET’S SECOND TIME WORKING WITH JACK.

 

JACK, THE ENTIRE BAND, AND THE CREW WERE SO PLEASANT TO WORK WITH THAT WE KNEW WE HAD TO GET THEM BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY TO PLAY AT OUR SIGNATURE EVENT CAVERNFEST. THIS YEAR OUR SCHEDULING FINALLY WORKED OUT AND WE COULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAPPIER!

 

JACK TOOK TO THE CAVERNFEST STAGE PRIOR TO THE JOSH ABBOTT BAND - JACK'S STYLE OF MUSIC, CHARISMA, AND ENERGY ON STAGE KEPT THE CROWD ENGAGED FOR THE ENTIRE SET.

 

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT WORKING WITH JACK, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AS AN EVENT COORDINATOR AND ENTERTAINMENT BOOKER, IS HOW HUMBLE, POLITE, AND RESPECTFUL HE AND EVERYONE WHO TRAVELS WITH HIM ARE. THEY NOT ONLY ARE AMAZING AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT YOU CAN INSTANTLY TELL THEIR PASSION, CARE, AND RESPECT FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

 

JACK MADE CAVERNFEST 2024 ONE OF OUR BEST EVENTS YET AND I PERSONALLY COULDN’T RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH TO WORK WITH IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO!"

​KAT DAVIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PEARL OF THE PECOS ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT, CAVERNFEST 2024

RoadRunner | Jack Nelson

RoadRunner | Jack Nelson

"RoadRunner" off Jack Nelson’s new album, GOING PLACES. GOING PLACES isn’t officially released but you can listen on SoundCloud by pre-saving on Spotify here: https://show.co/dVODyVl We've got vinyl, CD's, stickers and more! Check it out: https://www.JackNelsonBand.com/preorder "RoadRunner" is the second single release off Jack Nelson’s upcoming album, GOING PLACES. Exclusive Merch - https://JackNelsonBand.com/preorder iTunes - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Amazon - https://music.amazon.com/artists/B00157BR22/jack-nelson Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5OXOPTw0XkYyvEEdsrEvq6?si=xYy0A-g4RNqJxd371Guz9w Spotify Pre-Save - https://show.co/dVODyVl Follow Jack Nelson on Social Media: Instagram – https://instagram.com/JackNelsonBand Facebook – https://Facebook.com/JackNelsonBand Twitter – https://Twitter.com/JackNelsonBand Youtube – https://YouTube.com/JackNelsonBand BandsInTown – https://www.bandsintown.com/a/10575062?came_from=206 About GOING PLACES: Introducing "Going Places," the latest album by the talented and independent artist Jack Nelson. With a team of some of the best musicians in the scene, including Jody Bartula, Harrison Yount, & Seth Wilson (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @CodyJohnsonband ), Keio Stroud (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @BigandRichofficial ), Rio Tripiano ​⁠(​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @riotripianoband ), Wes Barlow ​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠( @fiddlin_around ) , Julia Hatfield (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @juliahatfield6558 ), and Meta Jane, "Going Places" is a captivating journey through life, love, family, and the experience of an independent musician. From the first note to the last, "Going Places" is a testament to the power of raw emotion and authenticity. Jack Nelson delivers heartfelt lyrics that speak to the human experience, from the highs of falling in love to the lows of heartbreak and the challenges of the independent musician's journey. With every song on this album, Jack’s powerful vocals and the impeccable instrumental performances of these top notch musicians bring to life the stories they tell. From the opening soulful ballad "The Anchor" through the upbeat and energetic closer "West Texas Dumpster Fire," each track on "Going Places" takes the listener on a journey of its own. "Going Places" is more than just an album. It's a window into the heart and soul of an independent musician who has lived and breathed every word and note of these songs. With its captivating storytelling, incredible musicianship, and powerful emotion, "Going Places” is an album that will stay with you. Long after the music has stopped. IT'S "GOING PLACES" "RoadRunner" Lyrics: He grabs his guitar as he’s heading toward the door Playing to a place where they’re always wantin’ more Singin’ here I go runnin’ down the road He sings his songs and then they turn on all the lights They send him on - off into the night Singin’ here I go Runnin’ down the road Road runner, road runner Hit that westward road Towards the Absarokas and to Yellowstone In Idaho I will be waiting for you For I’m a roadrunner too She packs a bag by the early dawns light She’s packed heavy No she ain’t packin light Singin here I go Runnin’ down the road She says out loud pushin’ that pedal to the floor I’ve got my rig, I don’t need nothin’ more So here I go Runnin’ down the road Road runner, road runner Hit that westward road Towards the Absarokas and to Yellowstone In Idaho I will be waiting for you For I’m a roadrunner too They met upon the highway In that lonesome winter snow In an avalanche they nested in Idaho Hatched a few roadrunners of their own And sent them down the road Road runner, road runner Hit that westward road From the Absarokas and from yellowstone In Idaho I will be waiting for you For I’m a roadrunner too Yes, I’m a road runner too Road runner, road runner Hit that westward road From the Absarokas on to Yellowstone In Idaho I will be waiting for you For I’m a roadrunner too Yes, I’m a road runner too Yes I’m———- A roooooaaaaadd Ruuunnner Tooooooooooooo Video Credits Directed/Filmed/Edited/Produced By Jack Nelson Cast (in order of appearance) J. G. Nelson J. G. Nelson J. G. Nelson Song Credits RoadRunner Written By: Jack Nelson Produced By: Jody Bartula Mixed and Mastered By: Seth Wilson Jack Nelson - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Julia Hatfield - Harmonies Keio Stroud - Drums Jody Bartula - Electric Guitar, Upright Bass, Banjo, Fiddle #JackNelson #CountryMusic #Bluegrass #Guitar #Banjo
Cry For Mama | Jack Nelson

Cry For Mama | Jack Nelson

"Cry For Mama" off Jack Nelson’s new album, GOING PLACES. GOING PLACES is available now, Listen and pre-save on Spotify here: https://show.co/dVODyVl We've got vinyl, CD's, stickers and more! Check it out: https://www.JackNelsonBand.com/preorder "Cry For Mama" is the first single release off Jack Nelson’s album, GOING PLACES. Exclusive Merch - https://JackNelsonBand.com/preorder iTunes - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Amazon - https://music.amazon.com/artists/B00157BR22/jack-nelson Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5OXOPTw0XkYyvEEdsrEvq6?si=xYy0A-g4RNqJxd371Guz9w Spotify Pre-Save - https://show.co/dVODyVl Follow Jack Nelson on Social Media: Instagram – https://instagram.com/JackNelsonBand Facebook – https://Facebook.com/JackNelsonBand Twitter – https://Twitter.com/JackNelsonBand Youtube – https://YouTube.com/JackNelsonBand BandsInTown – https://www.bandsintown.com/a/10575062?came_from=206 About GOING PLACES: Introducing "Going Places," the latest album by the talented and independent artist Jack Nelson. With a team of some of the best musicians in the scene, including Jody Bartula, Harrison Yount, & Seth Wilson (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @CodyJohnsonband ), Keio Stroud (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @BigandRichofficial ), Rio Tripiano ​⁠(​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @riotripianoband ), Wes Barlow ​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠( @fiddlin_around ) , Julia Hatfield (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @juliahatfield6558 ), and Meta Jane, "Going Places" is a captivating journey through life, love, family, and the experience of an independent musician. From the first note to the last, "Going Places" is a testament to the power of raw emotion and authenticity. Jack Nelson delivers heartfelt lyrics that speak to the human experience, from the highs of falling in love to the lows of heartbreak and the challenges of the independent musician's journey. With every song on this album, Jack’s powerful vocals and the impeccable instrumental performances of these top notch musicians bring to life the stories they tell. From the opening soulful ballad "The Anchor" through the upbeat and energetic closer "West Texas Dumpster Fire," each track on "Going Places" takes the listener on a journey of its own. "Going Places" is more than just an album. It's a window into the heart and soul of an independent musician who has lived and breathed every word and note of these songs. With its captivating storytelling, incredible musicianship, and powerful emotion, "Going Places” is an album that will stay with you. Long after the music has stopped. IT'S "GOING PLACES" "Cry For Mama" Lyrics: His friends have never seen him cry All the skinned knees and fist fights Not a tear left his eye When it’s just her that’s a whole different saga ‘Cause he’ll cry for mama She’s the rock on the end of the phone any day or night She’s the tattoo on his left arm and why he tries to do right No matter where he roams he can always call home And cry to his mama He thought that girl would be his one and only Then she left him behind, acted so coldly He’d get mad and break glass But he won’t cry for that drama But he’ll cry to his mama She’s the rock on the end of the phone any day or night She’s the tattoo on his left arm and why he tries to do right No matter where he roams he can always call home And cry to his mama On the day they lay her in the grave All he’ll remember is all the love that she gave He’ll stand strong like a soldier straight out of sparta But he’ll cry for his mama Yeah he’ll cry for mama Now until the day that he dies he’ll look towards the skies There’s a prayer in every tear that falls from his eyes Now he’s all alone the lords called her home But he still cries for mama Yeah he’ll cry for mama Video Credits Directed/Filmed/Edited/Produced By Jack Nelson Cast (in order of appearance) Jack Nelson Photos provided by the fans Song Credits RoadRunner Written By: Jack Nelson Produced By: Jody Bartula Mixed and Mastered By: Seth Wilson Jack Nelson - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Keio Stroud - Drums Jody Bartula - Harmonies, Electric Guitar, Bass, Fiddle Harrison Yount - Steel Guitar #JackNelson #CountryMusic #Bluegrass #Guitar #SteelGuitar
Jack Nelson | Long Way To Huntsville

Jack Nelson | Long Way To Huntsville

Special Thanks to: Kelsei Yow over at "Yowza Media" for allowing us to be her first ever full-length music video production! We had a blast on this one and we're looking forward to working together again soon! Bill Stephens and the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Tx for allowing us to shoot in their fine museum. Teton Guitars for building a superior instrument And to the gentleman of Sam Houston State University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity for donating their time and support. About the song: No title is more fitting for this particular single release than “Long Way to Huntsville.” Not only lyrically for the story that the song depicts, but for the sole fact that Jack Nelson has been on a long, grueling, and arduous journey since releasing his previous run of singles nearly 5 years ago (to the day) off of his debut album “Let ‘er Buck!”. Taking the success that the first album and its respective singles were able to generate, he continued to press onward through six touring vehicles, five trailers, and multiple band members that just couldn’t keep up. Jack Nelson is the true definition of a grass-roots road dog. After traveling and playing music full time all across the country for the better part of a decade, Jack Nelson is giving a tip-of-the-hat to the city that helped him launch his music career upon departing the U.S. Navy so many years ago. While off playing shows, in order to get on the road and away from the “Southern Good-byes” that we’re all prone to, Jack Nelson would often say, “We've gotta hit the road, It’s a long way to Huntsville..." A statement that practically writes the song itself. Jack didn’t want to just write another traveling song; however, true inspiration struck when Jack, being the Good-Samaritan that he is, stopped to pick up a hitchhiker just outside of Huntsville on his way to El Paso. The hitchhiker regaled Jack with what brought him to Huntsville and the rest is the song. Jack has never considered himself much of an "outlaw" but he did write a dang good song about one. Fun fact: In 2018 over 65,000 inmates were processed out of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System. All of them get processed out of and through Huntsville, TX.
Cry For Mama | Jack Nelson

Cry For Mama | Jack Nelson

"Cry For Mama" off Jack Nelson’s new album, GOING PLACES. GOING PLACES is available now, Listen and pre-save on Spotify here: https://show.co/dVODyVl We've got vinyl, CD's, stickers and more! Check it out: https://www.JackNelsonBand.com/preorder "Cry For Mama" is the first single release off Jack Nelson’s album, GOING PLACES. Exclusive Merch - https://JackNelsonBand.com/preorder iTunes - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jack-nelson/1536814338 Amazon - https://music.amazon.com/artists/B00157BR22/jack-nelson Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5OXOPTw0XkYyvEEdsrEvq6?si=xYy0A-g4RNqJxd371Guz9w Spotify Pre-Save - https://show.co/dVODyVl Follow Jack Nelson on Social Media: Instagram – https://instagram.com/JackNelsonBand Facebook – https://Facebook.com/JackNelsonBand Twitter – https://Twitter.com/JackNelsonBand Youtube – https://YouTube.com/JackNelsonBand BandsInTown – https://www.bandsintown.com/a/10575062?came_from=206 About GOING PLACES: Introducing "Going Places," the latest album by the talented and independent artist Jack Nelson. With a team of some of the best musicians in the scene, including Jody Bartula, Harrison Yount, & Seth Wilson (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @CodyJohnsonband ), Keio Stroud (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @BigandRichofficial ), Rio Tripiano ​⁠(​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @riotripianoband ), Wes Barlow ​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠( @fiddlin_around ) , Julia Hatfield (​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠ @juliahatfield6558 ), and Meta Jane, "Going Places" is a captivating journey through life, love, family, and the experience of an independent musician. From the first note to the last, "Going Places" is a testament to the power of raw emotion and authenticity. Jack Nelson delivers heartfelt lyrics that speak to the human experience, from the highs of falling in love to the lows of heartbreak and the challenges of the independent musician's journey. With every song on this album, Jack’s powerful vocals and the impeccable instrumental performances of these top notch musicians bring to life the stories they tell. From the opening soulful ballad "The Anchor" through the upbeat and energetic closer "West Texas Dumpster Fire," each track on "Going Places" takes the listener on a journey of its own. "Going Places" is more than just an album. It's a window into the heart and soul of an independent musician who has lived and breathed every word and note of these songs. With its captivating storytelling, incredible musicianship, and powerful emotion, "Going Places” is an album that will stay with you. Long after the music has stopped. IT'S "GOING PLACES" "Cry For Mama" Lyrics: His friends have never seen him cry All the skinned knees and fist fights Not a tear left his eye When it’s just her that’s a whole different saga ‘Cause he’ll cry for mama She’s the rock on the end of the phone any day or night She’s the tattoo on his left arm and why he tries to do right No matter where he roams he can always call home And cry to his mama He thought that girl would be his one and only Then she left him behind, acted so coldly He’d get mad and break glass But he won’t cry for that drama But he’ll cry to his mama She’s the rock on the end of the phone any day or night She’s the tattoo on his left arm and why he tries to do right No matter where he roams he can always call home And cry to his mama On the day they lay her in the grave All he’ll remember is all the love that she gave He’ll stand strong like a soldier straight out of sparta But he’ll cry for his mama Yeah he’ll cry for mama Now until the day that he dies he’ll look towards the skies There’s a prayer in every tear that falls from his eyes Now he’s all alone the lords called her home But he still cries for mama Yeah he’ll cry for mama Video Credits Directed/Filmed/Edited/Produced By Jack Nelson Cast (in order of appearance) Jack Nelson Photos provided by the fans Song Credits RoadRunner Written By: Jack Nelson Produced By: Jody Bartula Mixed and Mastered By: Seth Wilson Jack Nelson - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Keio Stroud - Drums Jody Bartula - Harmonies, Electric Guitar, Bass, Fiddle Harrison Yount - Steel Guitar #JackNelson #CountryMusic #Bluegrass #Guitar #SteelGuitar
wearing a suit and his signature hat adorned with holly leaves from the previous Christmas, Jack Nelson faces a seemingly endless awe struck and cheery new years Eve crowd in black and whit.

Jack In the media

Jack Nelson is a nationally touring music artist based out of Texas with a bit of a rock influence that stays true to his dancehall roots. Jack and his band put on one heck of a great show; on the stage and in front of the camera!

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